The results are in, and Golden Retrievers are the true winners. Supporters of GRRR came out in droves yesterday for our second Colorado Gives Day participation. So many of you recognized how great the needs are for our dogs in transition to their forever homes. You helped us achieve the $30,400 mark, which is particularly amazing considering the fabulous turnout just 2 short months ago for our “Keep Phoebe’s Place Afloat” campaign following the fall flooding. We can’t thank you enough. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t thank the Community First Foundation for sponsoring this event, and 1stBank for providing the shared incentive fund. Coloradans are grateful!
This friendly Golden Retriever is holding a real-time photo of how much your help is already paying off. Watch this thermometer turn up the heat as Colorado Gives Day results come pouring in. When the red reaches the top of the thermometer, you’ll know we’ve achieved our $30,000 goal. $30,000!!!! We really did it! Your human and furry friends at GRRR can’t begin to thank you enough. You are the best!
GRRR’s biggest cost is veterinary care—around $100,000 a year, and our Golden Angels need the most help. While some dogs come in who only need a check-up and updated shots, others have serious illnesses, requiring major expenditures. These range from orthopedic surgeries to cancer treatments to ongoing allergy or heartworm medications. In addition, we receive dogs who, through no fault of their own, need major behavioral training in order to become adoptable. Training, grooming and food costs near $40,000. We never turn down a challenging situation!
I was working outside on various home projects over the holiday (July 4th) weekend. It was hot and I decided to have a nice ice cold beer. I drank most but not all of the beer, left the bottle on the patio table. and went into the house. When I came outside, the beer bottle was missing and guess who was found in the yard with the evidence at her paws? You guessed it, Daisy the Beer Hound. The bottle was at her paws and she had a happy dog smile as seen in the attached photograph. Apparently she has decided that Henry Wynyard’s Redwood Amber Ale beats water out of a dog bowl or bucket on a hot summer day. This may be considered a probation violation. For such a quiet dog in foster care, she sure has come into her own. Probably as a result of her current bad owner.
Thank you for joining us in celebrating Colorado Gives Day 2013! Since its founding in 1996 GRRR rescues, rehabilitates